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Freshwater pests and diseases

Find out about some of the pests and diseases that threaten our freshwater ecosystems and freshwater aquaculture. These pests and diseases are a priority for Biosecurity New Zealand. They're not in New Zealand and we want to keep it that way.

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I tēnei wāhanga

The purpose of this list

These freshwater pests and diseases are part of Biosecurity New Zealand's priority list. The list helps us target resources to ensure we are:

  • anticipating potential threats
  • actively managing the risk
  • ready to respond if any of these pests or diseases arrive.

Ko Tātou This Is Us

Biosecurity is a team effort. We all have a role to play, helping protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.